jQuery Accordion-Style Image Menu Plugin

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jQuery Accordion-Style Image Menu Plugin

jQuery accordion image menu plugin allows you to create a vertical or horizontal Accordion-Style menu with image backgrounds. The menu will expand to reveal more information with some transition effects when mouse hovers over it. 

How to use it:

1. Include jQuery library and jQuery accordion image menu plugin on the web page

<script type="text/javascript" src="jquery-1.10.0.min.js" ></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="jquery.accordionImageMenu.min.js"></script>

2. Include jQuery UI to provide an effect different form the default “swing”

<script type="text/javascript" src="jquery-ui-1.10.3.custom.min.js"></script>

3. Create the html for the menu

<div id="demo"> 
<a href="#"><span>Title 1</span><img src="1.jpg" alt="" /></a> 
<a href="#"><span>Title 2</span><img src="2.jpg" alt="" /></a> 
<a href="#"><span>Title 3</span><img src="3.jpg" alt="" /></a> 

4. The CSS

.aim {
position: relative;
overflow: hidden;
margin: 0;
clear: both;
padding: 0
.aim a {
background-position: center center;
cursor: pointer;
display: block;
overflow: hidden;
position: relative;
float: left;
text-decoration: none
.aim a:hover, .aim a:visited {
text-decoration: none
.aim ul {
list-style: none
.aim li {
display: block;
overflow: hidden;
float: left;
.aim a span {
color: #FFFFFF;
bottom: 10px;
left: 10px;
width: 100%;
display: block;
padding: 2px 5px 5px;
position: absolute;
background: #000;
font-size: 12px;
font-weight: bold;
height: 15px;
line-height: 18px

5. Call the plugin with options

<script type="text/javascript">
$(document).ready(function() {

  'border' : 1,
  'duration': 400, // transition timing
  'openDim': 310, // items dimension when mouseopen
  'closeDim': 160, // items dimension when the menu is not activated
  'effect': 'easeOutQuint', // animation effect based on:jQuery UI Effects
  'fadeInTitle': false, // fade in or fade out the items title
  'position': 'vertical' // vertical or horizontal menu

This awesome jQuery plugin is developed by webargument. For more Advanced Usages, please check the demo page or visit the official website.